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This interactive map shows the all the evacuations, shelters, and areas the fire has hit.
Modest surf for the month of September, we were hoping to end the month with a bang, but all the forecast saying Hurricane Rosa was going to bring us big waves were wrong ( big surprise). Anyhow, here's a recap and links to all the Surf Spot Photo Galleries and Videos we have for the entire month of September. From Malibu down to the Venice Pier.
Malibu

Sunday 9-16-2018 Video
Sunday 9-16-2018 Photo Gallery


Topanga
Friday 9-21-2018 Video

Venice Breakwater
Saturday 9-22-2018 Video

Venice Pier

Saturday 9-1-2018 Photo Gallery #1
Saturday 9-1-2018 Photo Gallery #2
Sunday 9-2-2018 Photo Gallery #1
Sunday 9-2-2018 Photo Gallery #2
Labor Day 2018 Photo Gallery
Sunday 9-9-2018 Photo Gallery
Saturday 9-15-2018 Photo Gallery
Saturday 9-22-2018 Photo Gallery
Sunday 9-23-2018 Photo Gallery



Wanna see photos from previous days at these and other surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.





A couple waves shot via a drone by Robert Nederhorst on Friday at Topanga.
Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274
Not as many surf spot photo galleries for this month as we had in previous months. Here's a recap and links to all the Surf Spot Photo Galleries we have for the entire month of August. From Topanga down to the Venice Pier.
Topanga

Topanga - Friday Evening 8-10-2018 Gallery
Topanga - Saturday 8-18-2018 Gallery


Sunset

Sunset - Saturday 8-18-2018 Gallery


Venice Pier

Venice Pier - Saturday 8-4-2018 Gallery c
Venice Pier - Sunday 8-5-2018 Gallery
Venice Pier - Saturday 8-11-2018 Gallery
Venice Pier - Sunday 8-12-2018 Gallery #1
Venice Pier - Sunday 8-12-2018 Gallery #2
Venice Pier - Sunday 8-12-2018 Gallery #3
Venice Pier - Sunday 8-19-2018 Gallery
Venice Pier - Saturday 8-25-2018 Gallery



Here's some previous month's recaps:
June Surf Spot Photos Recap
May Surf Spot Photos Recap


Wanna see photos from previous days at these and other surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.

Banks Journal introduces their newest Comrade West Adler



Fourteen miles from the center of LA lies the famous seaside town of Venice Beach. What first started out as the 'Venice of America', a short lived residential concept by tobacco tycoon Abbott Kinney, the heavily neglected 2 mile stretch of coast quickly transgressed into the 'Slum By the Sea'. The waterways and canals that first drew so many people to the area on the Westside soon became clogged and unnavigable from local oil drilling. Corrupt politics, mismanaged money, and gang violence indirectly became a perfect melting pot for hippies, weirdos, punks and surfers alike. It was here where a homeless bum, Jim Morrison, started writing his first lyrics and booze induced poetry. Jack Kerouac called it a jungle. Andy Warhol called it plastic.


A few blocks inland and the scene transforms to a burgeoning mixture of foodies, socialites and techies. Locals know it as Abbot Kinney Boulevard where more often than not, money is no object. But there's still pockets of the ol' Venice stretch, just visit the boardwalk on any given day or night and you'll be bombarded by the sights, sounds, and yeah, smells. For some, it's a bit easier to navigate than the clogged canals and selfie taking influencers.


We meet West out front of his house. He's 18 and just graduated high school, drives an old Benz and has a couple small dogs that bravely try to chase us away until we bribe them with belly rubs. As the newest comrade to our Banks Journal team, we saw it only fitting to spend some time with the Venice local and (admittedly) make him remind us of what it's like being fresh out of school with nothing but surf on the agenda.

BANKS: Hey West! So tell me about yourself, were you born and raised in Venice?

WEST:
Yeah, not always in the same spot but yeah, Venice it is. I actually was in Topanga for a few years, but came back for my last year of school.

BANKS: How is it up in Topanga?

WEST:
It's cool man, just really far from basically everything. You're close to the valley I guess, but nobody wants to be close to the valley, it's hot and boring. Having to navigate traffic around that area is a nightmare. Surfing Topanga, was just as hard to get to as any of the other local breaks, and if you don't leave before the sun comes up you'll be stuck for hours. Both ways, even though I lived right there. I love surfing Topanga though, I like the left better than the right... if you know, than you know.

BANKS: Bit of localism there, huh...

WEST:
Oh yeah, it's always been like that, such a protected beach even though everyone surfs there. Everyone surfs there and everyone gets yelled at, but it still doesn't deter anyone from going out. It's kinda weird, kinda funny. I've seen people snap fins out of other boards there... Stuff like that isn't even a big deal anymore. I mean it used to be more when I was younger, but it's kinda phased out now, almost. Localism in general, how fast it phased out, was kinda crazy. I remember seeing people get their ass beat in the parking lot with lead pipes and that wouldn't fly anymore. BANKS: I wonder if it's because people film everything these days... WEST: Yeah, and just the volume of people that have moved to Venice or vacation here, is so insane. There's no way you could stop it all, even with heavy localism. It's like a horde of locusts. You can try to catch 'em all but you'll never be able to. It sucks haha. But hey, at least Venice has good food now! LA food used to be such trash. Now it's kinda become a mecca. I like that part about it, there's a few businesses that I appreciate being here that have added some value.

BANKS: What's your go-to spot to surf around here?

WEST:
The Pier. Although I've been finding these fun little novelty waves in, uhh, we'll say in Dockweiler. And yeah, more recently I've been surfing those but most often you can find me at the pier. Always the pier. There's always gonna be something I can stand up on there cuz the waves are usually shit around here. So at least I know it'll be working. It's close to my house, I know where to park, and I don't have to give a shit, I can just do whatever. It's Venice, it's a little fun, piece of shit wave.

BANKS: Welcome to LA.... What are you usually surfing on?

WEST:
It depends. Usually in the summer, there's a super fun peak that forms off the north side, so I'll surf a shortboard or something. I've been having a ton of fun on this Rabbit's Foot that I have, it's amazing. It's a Lovelace board that I actually got to shape with him back in 2014, but I just glassed it. It's been wrapped in plastic for like 4 years haha. That thing goes great around here actually, I was surprised. It's an asymmetrical finless, it relies more on channels with a bit of hull influence. There's a lot of different edges and concaves on the board, it's a trip, something you need to see and feel. I love finless boards, I've been surfing them since I was thirteen, I actually bought an alaia for my birthday that year. Like a 6'2" Wegener. It happened to be too big, pretty funny actually, because I traded that in for my first longboard! So that's when I picked up longboarding, kinda random haha.

BANKS: What's your quiver like now?

West: My favorite boards at the moment are:

9’4” Thomas Surfboards Harry model
7’0” 88 Surfboard (always finless)
5’8” Dead Kooks 80s model...it has sick green airbrushed flames.
5’3” Ryan Lovelace Rabbits Foot
5’1” Thomas Surfboards Fish

See more of West in action on his Comrade Page here .

Here's surf photos from Topanga on Saturday morning. These photos were shot by Six12 Media. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots in the complete photo gallery, check them out, the link is down below.









You can find these and some more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo galley:

Topanga - Saturday 8-18-2018 Photo Gallery


If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!


Wanna see photos from previous days at this and otherlocal surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.


Three generations, one film and countless adventures around the world "Generations, The Movie" is Quiksilver's latest surf feature. The movie features Quiksilver's top WSL stars and freesurfers including Mikey Wright, Jeremy Flores, Jesse Mendes, Mikey February, Kael Walsh, Zeke Lau, Connor O'Leary, Kanoa Igarashi, Koa Rothman, Leonardo Fioravanti and more.

Meanwhile a legends section highlights some of the brand's longtime riders that are undisputed icons in the sport including 4 x World Champion Mark Richards and 2 x World Champion Tom Carroll among others. Rounding out the generations concept, there's a glimpse into the exciting future with Kade Matson, Marco Mignot, Sebastian Williams, Rio Waida and more in the Young Guns part.

"Quiksilver has a long history dating back to 1984 of showing the best surfers in the world riding the most impressive waves," says Quiksilver General Manager Garry Wall. The brand's first video, "Performers," marked a new chapter in surf movies as it was the first to be released direct to home video on VHS.

"The way we share content has changed, but the idea with a surf film is the same: showcase the best in the world and inspire others to get out and surf. Funny enough, some of the riders in that first film are still ripping and have waves in the legends section."

Catch the screening the film at Boardriders Malibu on August 16

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274
It's Wednesday, so here's some new Wipeout photos from the local spots.                                                                                        

It's Wednesday, so here's some new Wipeout photos from the local spots. These were shot by Six12 Media in Venice and Topanga.     










      We post new sets of wipeout photos every Wednesday (more or less).   Click: Wednesday Wipeouts to check out the previous Wipeout Wednesday photo sets.   



WET & WILD TOPANGA STYLE
Saturday, Sept 22, 2018, 7-11pm
Art Opening, Food, & Drinks

PHOTO EXHIBIT through Sept. 2
by Grant Rohloff & Chris Rohloff

SURF FILMS AFTER DARK
"Wet & Wild" and "Popsicle" by Grant Rohloff
"Aloha Spirit" a son’s tribute by Chris Rohloff
"Topanga Style" by Scott Dittrich & Pablo Capra

BOOK SIGNINGS
"Crazy for the Storm" by Norman Ollestad
"Topanga Beach Snake Pit" by Chris Rohloff & Pablo Capra
"Topanga Beach Experience" by Paul Lovas & Pablo Capra

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274


You can get some of these books now on Amazon:


The water was warm and the waves were fun Friday evening at Topanga. These photos were shot by Six12 Media. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots in the complete photo gallery, check them out, the link is down below.









You can find these and some more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo galley:

Topanga - Friday Evening 8-10-2018 Photo Gallery


If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!


Wanna see photos from previous days at this and otherlocal surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.



WET & WILD TOPANGA STYLE
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7-11pm
Art Opening, Food, & Drinks

PHOTO EXHIBIT through Sept. 2
by Grant Rohloff & Chris Rohloff

SURF FILMS AFTER DARK
"Wet & Wild" and "Popsicle" by Grant Rohloff
"Aloha Spirit" a son’s tribute by Chris Rohloff
"Topanga Style" by Scott Dittrich & Pablo Capra

BOOK SIGNINGS
"Crazy for the Storm" by Norman Ollestad
"Topanga Beach Snake Pit" by Chris Rohloff & Pablo Capra
"Topanga Beach Experience" by Paul Lovas & Pablo Capra

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274


You can get some of these books now on Amazon: